Josh Huestis tied a career-high with 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Stanford came away with a wild 70-68 victory over Northwestern (8-4) on Friday. The Cardinal (8-4) built an 18-point lead in the first half. Later, Northwestern’s Tre Demps nailed a 3-pointer and scored in the lane to tie it at 61 with 6:34 remaining. He hit another 3 with 1:50 left to tie it at 67, but Stanford held on.
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Cody Zeller had 24 points and six rebounds, leading four Indiana players into double figures and the sixth-ranked Hoosiers routed Florida Atlantic 88-52. The Hoosiers (11-1) have won 29 straight home games against nonconference foes. Since losing to Butler on Saturday, the Hoosiers have shot a combined 64 of 106 from the field (60.4 percent).
At the halftime of Friday’s women’s basketball game between Indiana and Xavier that aired live online on the Big Ten Digital Network, Dr. Lee Walden put on a pretty impressive shooting clinic. Walden, a travelling three-point specialist, shot 74 percent from three-point range as part of a game-related promotion. Watch it all in the video in this post.
Gary Andersen sounded like a confident and prepared coach. Soon, he’ll get the chance to prove it, as he was introduced today as the new Wisconsin coach.
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Wisconsin isn’t apologizing for being the first five-loss team ever in the Rose Bowl. The Badgers will proudly punch their third ticket in a row to Pasadena, thanks largely to a defense that played well all season.